BANGOR, Maine — David King, a former social studies teacher at Hampden Academy, thought he’d settled his age discrimination lawsuit against RSU 22 on Oct. 15 for $165,000.

King, 70, of Hampden was to receive $97,000 — $14,000 in wages and $83,000 in compensatory damages, according to a motion to enforce the settlement agreement filed Friday in U.S. District Court. His lawyer, A.J. Grief of Bangor, was to be paid the other $68,000.

But the settlement has hit a snag over whether King would be able to continue working for the district as the indoor and outdoor track coach for a $6,000 a year stipend.

“His track teams have done well, so there is no reason other than vengeance to take these two positions from him,” Grief said Friday in an email.

Grief claimed in his motion that King amended a section of the settlement agreement that said he would “not seek re-employment or reinstatement” to include the phrase “other than as a coach of indoor and outdoor track.”

The school district’s attorney, Melissa Hewey of Portland, disagreed.

“Contrary to the allegations contained in the motion, [King] has not been hired to coach in the upcoming season,” she said Saturday in an email. “We made it clear when the settlement was reached that a no-reapply provision would need to be a part of the agreement, and it is our position that no means no.”

King sued the district in September 2014, alleging he’d been illegally discharged as a high school social studies teacher due to age discrimination. He’d taught in the district since 1969 and was fired in June 2013, according to court documents.

The district claimed that King did not comply with the requirements of certain students’ Individual Education Plans; failed to provide feedback to students; and lectured rather than engaged students in his classes, according to court documents.

The case was to be tried before a jury in federal court in Bangor beginning on Oct. 19.

In his motion filed Friday, Grief has asked that Magistrate Judge John Nivison give the parties until Jan. 15, and additional 60 days, to provide material required by the judge’s settlement order.

Nivison has scheduled a settlement conference for Tuesday.

If the parties are unable to reach an agreement, a trial most likely would be held next year.